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  • Florida democrat caught on C-SPAN picking his ear and the EATING IT

    05/13/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 88 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/13/2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A U.S. congressman from Florida was caught last week digging his finger in his ear and then eating whatever it was he found. Representative Joe Garcia was at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on government surveillance, but it was his own reconnaissance mission that C-SPAN footage has now revealed. It was a live shot, in fact, and the Key West congressman had the poor timing to undertake his treasure hunt while sitting directly behind his colleague as she took the floor. Before the cameras have left him, the first term Democrat even looks at his fingers before putting them back...
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Bus-Sized 'Fatberg' Threatened London Streets

    08/05/2013 1:02:46 PM PDT · by llevrok · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/5/2013
    The 15-tonne mass of festering food fat mixed with wet wipes and sanitary products threatened to send raw sewage spurting onto the leafy streets of Kingston upon Thames. "We've never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before," said Gordon Hailwood, waste contracts supervisor for Thames Water. "The sewer was almost completely clogged with over 15 tonnes of fat," said Mr Hailwood. "If we hadn’t discovered it in time, raw sewage could have started spurting out of manholes across the whole of Kingston. "It was so big it damaged the sewer and repairs will take...
  • Lesbian Real Estate Agents of North Carolina

    05/13/2013 1:36:30 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 47 replies
    The Internet ^ | 5/13/13 | Idiots
    Lesbian real estate agents of North Carolina
  • Amsterdam prostitute twins retire at 70 after 50 years and 355,000 men

    03/15/2013 11:46:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 111 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Thursday 14 Mar 2013 | Aidan Radnedge
    Two twin sister pensioners have decided to retire as prostitutes after half a century in the sex trade, having slept with 355,000 men between them. Louise and Martine Fokkens, both 70, say they are finding it a ‘painful’ struggle to go on working in Amsterdam’s notorious ‘red light zone’. They claim to be the oldest prostitutes in the Dutch city and last year starred in a documentary film named Meet The Fokkens. Mother-of-four Louise admitted, though, that her arthritis means some positions are now ‘too painful’ – while mother-of-three Martine complained about a drop in custom. Only one elderly man...
  • Kal Penn is to Barack Obama what Marilyn Monroe was to John F. Kennedy

    09/06/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 9/5/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    ....Some day, twenty years or so form now, you’re going to just accept as similar fact that actor Kal Penn and President Obama had a romantic relationship that began on the 2008 campaign trail and continued when Obama asked Penn to move to Washington so they could be close to one another and the two could have sex more frequently. Future biographies of President Obama must contain entire chapters devoted to how Penn’s presence in the White House affected and strained Obama’s relationship with longtime “body man” Reggie Love, who friends and acquaintances since his days playing basketball at Duke...
  • Same-sex couples 'kiss-in' at Chick-fil-A (In MA, Only about a dozen gathered to kiss and tell)

    08/04/2012 5:09:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    WCVB ^ | 08/04/2012
    BURLINGTON, Mass. - "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" on Wednesday, with supporters flooding the chain's franchises around the country, was countered with "kiss-ins" by same-sex couples at assorted locations Friday, At the Burlington Mall, heavy security was ready. But only about a dozen protesters gathered to kiss and tell. They said Chick-fil-A customers they may want to take a closer look at where they're spending their money. "Over the past 10 years, Chick-fil-A has donated almost $5 million to organizations that work actively against gay people's rights -- some of them certified hate groups -- and that's the real reason we're out...
  • Poll Position: Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?

    08/03/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 81 replies
    AJC ^ | Aug 3 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    The “buycott” of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday produced what the company will only describe as an “unprecedented day” for business. Today, we get the counter-protest...in the form of a “kiss-in” by gay couples angry about remarks made by company president Dan Cathy. Will it be as successful? Boycotts have a revered place in American history as an effective form of protest, in large part because of the role they played in the civil rights movement. Lately, however, the tactic’s record is much more spotty. Looking at one list of current boycotts, I don’t see many, if any, that I’d count as...
  • Supporters of Gay Marriage to hold a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A tomorrow?

    08/02/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One day after having the best sales day in its history, Chick-fil-A will have to prepare itself for a counter-protest to yesterday's "appreciation day" by those outraged over threats made by mayors and city council members in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York (Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not join his colleagues in the other cities). Supporters of same-sex marriage will stage "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A locations tomorrow, if a Facebook-organized protest succeeds: Yesterday’s banner turnout at Chick-fil-A restaurants for free speech rights — with thousands of people nationwide and hundreds in the Bay State’s two locations lining up to buy...
  • Same Sex Kiss Day Chic Filet

    Obama's "gay" constituency of useful idiots is doing what they do best. They plan to occupy Chick-fil-As across the country on Friday for a "National Same Sex Kiss Day" -- a fine juxtaposition of how conservatives and liberals demonstrate their support. Conservatives standing in line and purchasing a product. Liberals occupying private property with the objectives of offending others and preventing commerce.
  • Gay-rights group plans kissing protest at Chick-fil-A

    08/02/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 82 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Unattributed
    <p>"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," an event Wednesday in which supporters converged on the fast-food establishment to back its chief executive's controversial stance on gay marriage, is not the end of the controversy.</p> <p>GLADD is planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A" on Friday. As part of the event, couples are encouraged to go one of the chicken restaurant's locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.</p>
  • Naked unicyclist charged for distracting drivers

    05/10/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012
    KEMAH, Texas (AP) - Police say a man arrested in a Southeast Texas city for riding his unicycle in the nude was distracting drivers and creating a hazard. Kemah (KEE'-muh) police Chief Greg Rikard (RY'-kurd) says 45-year-old Joseph Glynn Farley was not intoxicated or impaired when he was arrested Wednesday on a bridge in the city 20 miles southeast of Houston.
  • Dead ants found in cookie-eating girl's ears

    06/01/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | May 20, 2011 | Nancy Liu
    Taipei, May 20 (CNA) It is not unusual for mothers stop their children from eating in bed, but now doctors are also telling their patients the same thing -- if they don't want ants crawling into their ears. Although it is common to find small bugs in the ear canals, a local doctor said Friday that he recently found as many as 25 dead ants in the ears of a 16-year-old girl. Before seeking medical help, the girl, who has a sweet tooth, had been suffering from ear pain for several months, said Hung Yaun-tsung, chief of the Department of...
  • $58 found in dog doo

    06/16/2010 10:34:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies · 361+ views
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — This is why your mother says to wash your hands after handling money: A St. Louis worker found $58 — packed in dog poop. Steve Wilson works for DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal. On a recent call, he noticed money sticking out from doggie doo.
  • Ten green sex sins that can sabotage your love life

    04/08/2010 6:25:54 PM PDT · by jenk · 103 replies · 1,836+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/7/10 | Stefanie Iris Weiss
    Sin: Courting by car Why drive for miles to meet up with your lover? Take public transportation to your rendezvous point and go for a long, sensual walk to get your juices flowing. Or think beyond the steel steering box and turn on your soon-to-be lover with a hike or a bike ride. Way to work up a sweat. Sin: Poison perfume Synthetic fragrances are so not sexy, baby. What if your bottle of Poison really were poison for your body and the environment? Most perfumes are derived from petroleum, and some contain potential neurotoxins. Opt for DIY alternatives made...
  • N.Y. Chef Earns Fans, Critics With Cheese Made From Human Breast Milk

    03/14/2010 3:41:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 669+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    Daniel Angerer is used to getting attention for the food served at his restaurant, Klee Brasserie — but the New York chef is making more headlines than ever over a new dish that has its source in his fiancee's brassiere. "Mommy's Milk Cheese" is exactly what it sounds like: cheese made from the breast milk of a nursing mother. In Angerer's case, that mother is his longtime fiancee, Lori Mason, who was producing more milk than she knew what to do with while nursing their now 10-week-old daughter, Arabella. "We see this supply in the freezer and basically can't stuff...
  • Charlie Crist interview with Greta Van Susteren (full video)

    03/08/2010 9:52:47 PM PST · by xjcsa · 21 replies · 184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/2010
    Greta Van Susteren interviews the creepy Charlie Crist.
  • Cherryland woman opens closet, finds naked boy

    08/01/2009 4:49:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 57 replies · 2,934+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 07/31/2009 | Jason Sweeney
    Cherryland woman opens closet, finds naked boy By Jason Sweeney Oakland Tribune Posted: 07/31/2009 03:47:53 PM PDT Updated: 07/31/2009 06:51:56 PM PDT CHERRYLAND — A Cherryland homeowner who opened a closet in her computer room after hearing noises around 4:30 a.m. Sunday was startled to find a naked boy hiding inside, police said Friday. The frightened woman screamed and the boy ran, picking up his boxer shorts from the floor as he fled the Solana Avenue house, police said. The boy, 12, was arrested Monday on burglary charges following an investigation in which police determined he may have broken into...
  • Infecting Patients With Worms 'Could Hold Key To Treating Asthma'

    01/28/2009 7:39:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 906+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2009
    Infecting patients with worms 'could hold key to treating asthma' Infecting patients with worms could hold the key to treating asthma and other conditions on the rise because of the modern obsession with cleanliness, scientists believe. By Kate Devlin 28 Jan 2009 Researchers are testing whether parasitic worms can stimulate patients' immune systems to fight illnesses. The worms have been all but eliminated from humans in developed countries, because of an increased emphasis on hygiene. But experts believe their absence could be one of the reasons why some illnesses, including asthma and diabetes, are increasingly prevalent. A trial by scientists...
  • It's Not a Tumor - Doctors Find Worm In Woman's Brain Instead

    11/20/2008 6:53:22 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 95 replies · 4,899+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Doctors in Arizona thought a Phoenix-area woman had a possible brain tumor, but it turned out there was something else penetrating her brain – a worm. Rosemary Alvarez started experiencing numbness in her arm and blurred vision. She went to the emergency room twice and had a cat scan, but everything came up clear, MyFOXPhoenix.com reported. It wasn’t until doctors took a closer look at an MRI that they discovered something very disturbing. “Once we saw the MRI we realized this is something not good,” neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Nakaji told the news station. “It's something down in her brain stem...
  • Voters given chance to ban same-sex 'marriage'

    07/17/2008 2:41:37 AM PDT · by Man50D · 5 replies · 209+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The state Supreme Court in California is allowing voters this November to consider a plan to define marriage as one man and one woman, a move that could overturn that same court's ruling in May that same-sex duos should be recognized as "married." Jennifer Kerns, communications director for Protect Marriage.com, which collected more than 1.1 million signatures on petitions in support of the vote, confirmed that the high court today simply dismissed the pending challenge to having Proposition 8 on the ballot. "Obviously, the Supreme Court decision delivers a significant blow to our opponents," she told WND. "It does send...
  • 'Only 53% wash hands after defecation'

    07/05/2008 2:04:42 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 47 replies · 334+ views
    timesofindia ^ | 07/07/08 | Meenakshi Kumar
    NEW DELHI: It's a simple act, yet most of us neglect it. We tend to take it lightly, sometimes dismissing it as unnecessary, little realising its importance. Yet, grandma’s advice about washing hands still holds true. Every time we scrub our hands clean, killer germs get washed away. Though various studies have established that washing hands with soap reduces the risk of normal diarrhoea by nearly half and life-threatening diarrhoea by more than half, very few people take this seriously. In fact, a study conducted in West Bengal and Tripura last year found that only 49% washed their hands after...
  • Los Angeles mayor considers $1 Billion ‘toilet-to-tap’ plan (recycled potty water)

    05/15/2008 3:09:23 PM PDT · by XR7 · 92 replies · 269+ views
    LOS ANGELES — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Department of Water and Power are expected to announce on May 15 a revised water use and management plan for this city that includes using recycled wastewater to recharge drinking water aquifers, according to a May 15 Los Angeles Times article. The new plan allocates about $1 billion for the proposed reclamation system, also known as “toilet-to-tap” or “sewer-to-spigot.” The city would recycle about 4.9 billion gallons of treated wastewater to drinking standards by 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported on May 15. Villaraigosa, who less than a decade ago opposed such...
  • Sheriff: Kansas woman sat on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years; didn't want to leave bathroom

    03/12/2008 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 82 replies · 3,006+ views
    AP ^ | 3-12-08 | Associated Press
    NESS CITY, Kan. - Deputies say a woman in western Kansas became stuck on her boyfriend's toilet after sitting on it for two years. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital. "We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."
  • Fecal art: Artist exhibits slabs of human excrement at London gallery

    12/13/2007 9:38:37 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 35 replies · 165+ views
    CBC ^ | Dec 13 2007 | Raphael G. Satter
    LONDON - An artist is inviting Londoners to come face-to-face with the wretched labour of one of India's lowest castes - by filling an art gallery with 21 big blocks of human excrement. The monoliths are the brainchild of Santiago Sierra, whose previous work includes pumping a former German synagogue full of poisonous car exhaust (visitors wore gas masks) and an attempt to write the word "Submission" in giant, flaming letters near the U.S.-Mexico border. Elena Crippa, curator at the Lisson Gallery where the work is being displayed, said the Spanish-born artist's intention is to confront audiences with the horror...
  • Maggots eat up resistant bacteria - Creepy crawlies are the latest weapon in the anti-MRSA arsenal.

    05/04/2007 10:28:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 2,180+ views
    news@nature.com ^ | 4 May 2007 | Katharine Sanderson
    Close window Published online: 4 May 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070430-13 Maggots eat up resistant bacteriaCreepy crawlies are the latest weapon in the anti-MRSA arsenal.Katharine Sanderson It looks bad, but it works: maggots can clean out some foot wounds better than drugs. The drug-resistant bug MRSA has a new adversary — the maggot. Researchers in Manchester, UK, have just won a grant to compare maggots with other more hi-tech treatments for people with diabetes who suffer from infected feet. A quarter of all people with diabetes are at risk of foot ulcers, because of the reduced blood circulation caused by the...
  • Mexican sewage divers submerge in murky world

    12/19/2006 7:43:56 PM PST · by DemforBush · 29 replies · 1,052+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/2006 | Monica Medel
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Julio Cesar Cu wanted to be an oceanographer but instead he swims through foul-smelling sewage in underground tunnels where the occasional dead body bobs beside excrement and car parts.
  • Vero Beach woman accused of having sex with 11-year-old boy

    08/16/2006 6:15:29 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 55 replies · 6,976+ views
    Vero Beach Press Journal ^ | 08/16/2006 | Adam L. Neal
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 45-year-old Vero Beach woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a boy since he was 8 years old was arrested Tuesday and held without bond at the Indian River County Jail. Elizabeth Filsell, 45, was arrested about 4:30 a.m. and charged with two counts of capital sexual battery on a child. Sheriff's detectives started to investigate Filsell on Monday evening after a man reported the boy, now age 14, was attempting to pull swimsuits off of other children while swimming in a pool earlier in the day, according to the arrest affidavit. The man's...
  • Drought-stricken Australia Considers Drinking Recycled Sewage

    07/25/2006 12:11:08 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 82 replies · 1,029+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/24/06 | unknown
    Residents of a drought-stricken Australian town will vote this week on whether they're prepared to drink water recycled from sewage -- the first such scheme in the country and one of only a handful in the world. The controversial proposal has divided the town of Toowoomba in the state of Queensland, which has faced water restrictions for a decade. Local Mayor Dianne Thorley, who is leading the "Yes" campaign, said that without drought-breaking rains the town's dams could dry up within two years. She insisted the 73 million dollar (US 55 million dollar) plan to pump purified wastewater back into...
  • Worm-inspired robot crawls through intestines

    06/07/2006 6:59:54 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 15 replies · 309+ views
    New Scientist Tech ^ | 06 June 2006 | Tom Simonite
    A robot designed to crawl through the human gut by mimicking the wriggling motion of an undersea worm has been developed by European scientists. It could one day help doctors diagnose disease by carrying tiny cameras through patients' bodies. The team behind the robot includes scientists from Italy, Germany, Greece and the UK. They modelled it on polychaetes, or "paddle worms", which use tiny paddles on their body segments to push through sand, mud or water. "We turned to biological inspiration because, in the peculiar environment of the gut, traditional forms of robotic locomotion don't work," says Arianna Menciassi, a...
  • London mayor Livingstone in no rush to flush

    05/02/2006 4:39:15 PM PDT · by moog · 72 replies · 1,177+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/2/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - London mayor Ken Livingstone has lifted the lid on his toilet habits, revealing he has not flushed the loo in 15 months. ADVERTISEMENT Livingstone said there was "no earthly reason" to bother if there was just urine in the bowl, he said Tuesday. He said people were misguided about what urine actually is -- and said bluebottles steer well clear of his. The mayor flushed out any misconceptions and tried to spark a chain reaction as he urged Londoners to waste less water when getting rid of their own waste. "Red Ken" said it was all based...
  • Barry Bonds in Drag (Fruits just might ask him out LOL)

    02/28/2006 10:52:51 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 39 replies · 1,756+ views
    Oh lookie at what steroids does to ones ummmmm....
  • Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case

    09/28/2005 7:05:57 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 124 replies · 4,059+ views
    icWales network ^ | September 26, 2005 | Staff
    Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case Sep 26 2005 icWales   A US judge will go on trial today charged with three counts of indecent exposure after allegedly masturbating using a “penis pump” while presiding over a murder case.Witnesses claim they could hear the noise of the device coming from beneath the robes of Donald Thompson as he sat on the bench.The 58-year-old former district judge had served at Creek County Court, Oklahoma, where he was charged, for 22 years.The sex toy will be presented as evidence during the trial.The court has also permitted testimony that a second pump...
  • Researchers Aim To Grow Meat In Test Tube

    08/15/2005 12:33:26 PM PDT · by sittnick · 69 replies · 1,370+ views
    local6.com ^ | 8/15/2005ad | local6.com
    A research team is proposing a new technique that would allow meat to be grown in a laboratory for mass consumption, according to a report. Researchers in the U.S. say the technology now exists now to produce processed meats such as burgers and sausages, starting with cells taken from cows, chickens, pigs, fish or other animals. Growing meat without the animal would not only reduce the need for the animals -- which often are kept in less than ideal conditions -- but may also address a number of environmental ills blamed on meat production. Cultured meat could also be tailored...
  • <b>Don’t eat crickets warning</b>

    05/20/2005 5:42:44 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 42 replies · 2,228+ views
    Nation (Thailand) ^ | May 21, 2005 | Staff
    Health authorities yesterday warned villagers not to eat crickets or sell them as food after more than 100 people in Ban Phai district were hospitalised with nausea and diarrhoea this week. The patients all had eaten fried crickets that were bought either from a local market or from street hawkers. A handful of villagers were hospitalised late Sunday night with nausea and diarrhoea, with the number swelling by around another 100 on Tuesday, said Ban Phai Hospital director Dr Prayoon Kowit. All said they ate fried crickets that were either bought at Ban Phai Market or from street hawkers driving...
  • German cannibal signs TV deal

    09/06/2004 7:21:08 PM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 769+ views
    iAfrica ^ | 03 Sep 2004
    Already the subject of a hit rock song and a film script, Germany's convicted cannibal is now destined for the small screen as the star of a television documentary, its producer said on Friday. Armin Meiwes, who was jailed in January for more than eight years for killing and eating the flesh of a willing victim, has signed over the media rights to his case to the Hamburg-based production firm Stampfwerk. Managing director Guenter Stampf said the documentary would "come to terms with an unusual criminal case". He added that a book deal was also in the works but would...
  • Caption This (If you can stand to look at it)

    09/09/2002 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Texaggie79 · 74 replies · 336+ views